In our news wrap Wednesday, President Barack Obama pushed back at Donald Trump’s threats to pull the U.S. out of the North American and Pacific trade deals. The president didn’t mention Trump by name but said at a summit that cutting off trade would “make everyone poorer.” Also, EU leaders warned post-Brexit Britain that if it wants access to the European market, it must accept European workers.
Trump’s assault on trade deals seems to be winning politics. But his analysis of how trade hurts American workers is flawed, and as president, he would struggle to deliver on his promises. Continue reading
President Barack Obama makes his first foreign trip to Canada on Thursday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on what items top Canadians’ agenda, including trade and the economy. Continue reading